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Hony Capital
Hony Capital

Hony Capital:A Leading Buyout Firm

Hony Capital, founded in 2003 and sponsored by Legend Holdings Corporation, specializes in equity investment and asset management. Partnering with the world’s leading investors, it focuses on the development of China’s real economy with “value creation by providing value-added services” as its investment philosophy.

Hony Capital currently manages eight private equity funds and two RMB mezzanine funds with USD 10 billion assets under management. The investors of Hony Capital include Legend Holdings, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings Co, Ltd., the National Social Security Fund, China Life Insurance and leading investment institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Temasek, European and U.S. pension funds and endowment funds. The combination of domestic and international high-quality resources enhances the ability of Hony Capital to provide portfolio companies with value-added services.

Centering around two major themes of urbanization and consumption upgrade, Hony Capital has invested in more than 100 companies domestically and abroad in the areas of machinery and equipment, pharmaceutical and healthcare, consumer products and channels, media and entertainment, financial services and others, including China Shijiazhuang Pharmaceutical Group (CSPC), Zoomlion, China International Marine Containers (CIMC), Suning, Shanghai City Investment Holdings, Shanghai Jin Jiang International, ENN, PizzaExpress (UK), STX(US) , WeWork (US) etc. In addition, Hony Capital has helped a number of Chinese enterprises grow into leaders in the industry and even in the world by introducing market-based governance mechanism and advanced management experience.

Hony Capital is reputed as an “expert of SOE restructuring” for its achievements in restructuring of SOEs and exploration of mixed ownership. Nearly 30 SOEs invested by Hony Capital have realized a steady and rapid increase in business value. Among them, some have grown into highly competitive businesses with the world’s leading industry position. Hony Capital’s standardized, efficient and professional value-added services have won a high degree of recognition from the invested enterprises and local governments.

Hony Capital is actively committed to promoting Chinese enterprises and capital to go out and foreign enterprises and capital to come in. In recent years, Hony Capital has proactively practiced in-bound cross-border investment and constantly promoted financial and policy innovation. In September 2013, Hony Capital became one of the first 25 enterprises that registered in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ). Since it completed the FTZ’s first PE cross-border investment in February 2014, Hony Capital has invested the RMB funds under its management in several leading companies in the European and American markets.

Hony Capital has always adhered to its core investment philosophy of “value creation by value-added services”, and dynamically fine-tuned its investment strategy to continuously lead the development of the industry according to the macroeconomic situation and the industry changes in China. In 2014, Grand Accordia Healthcare Group and Hochii Restaurant Management Group were established in succession, marking Hony Capital’s initiative in platform investment, on which it conducts efficient investment and integrated management in hospital and Chinese restaurant industries on the basis of its decade-long efforts in healthcare and consumer industries.

Hony Capital joins hands with portfolio companies for common development, facilitates their growth, delivers satisfactory return to investors and contributes to Chinese economy.

Hony Capital is committed to being a people-oriented, trustworthy and respected financial services company.

ZHAO John Huan

ZHAO John Huan

Executive Director and Executive Vice President of Legend Holdings Corporation
Chairman of Hony Capital
Non-executive Director of Lenovo Group Limited

Executive Director and Executive Vice President of Legend Holdings Corporation;Chairman of Hony Capital;Non-executive Director of Lenovo Group Limited.

ZHAO John Huan joined Legend Holdings in 2003, and served as the Vice President, SVP, Director and Executive Vice President; he established Hony Capital in the same year.

Mr. Zhao once taken up the senior management posts in many companies in America and China; therefore, he has rich experiences. Before joining the Group, he served as the CEO Consultant of Lenovo Group from 2002 to 2003. And he also served as the R&D Director and Senior Manager of Shure Brothers, Inc. from December 1990 to January 1995, the Vice President of US Robotics Inc. (a company listed in Nasdaq Stock Market with a stock code of USRX) from January 1995 to February 1997, the Chairman of the Board and President of Vadem, Inc. for March 1997 to December 1999, the Chairman of the Board and President of Infolio Inc. from December 1999 to October 2001, and the Managing Partner and CEO of eGarden Ventures, Ltd. from October 2001 to December 2002.

Mr. Zhao received his Bachelor of Science from Nanjing University in July 1984, the Master of Science from Northern Illinois University in May 1990 and the Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University in June 1996.

ZHAO John Huan has won many honors at home and abroad, including the 11th ranking of the 100 Most Influential of the Decade of PEI, “the Annual Leadership Award (2011)” of PE Asia, the “Best PE Professional” of AVCJ (2008 and 2011), and several investors’ awards issued by Zero2IPO Group, China Venture and Shanghai Securities News, etc.